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Nick McCarthy, from Hegarty Solicitors announced as the new President of the Peterborough Young Lawyers Group (PYLG)

Nick McCarthy, from local law firm Hegarty Solicitors has been announced as the new President of the Peterborough Young Lawyers Group (PYLG) and is diving into his new role by asking for more volunteers from Peterborough and the surrounding areas to become involved with the PYLG.

Veganism: A philosophical belief?

In recent years we have seen a huge rise in the number of people adopting vegetarian or vegan diets and every January, hundreds of thousands of Brits sign up for the Veganuary campaign – a pledge to embrace plant-based diets for a month. But what impact do a person’s beliefs have on their employment rights?

There are two interesting cases presently going through the Employment Tribunal system on this subject. They are Conisbee v Crossley Farms Limited and Casamitjana v League Against Cruel Sports. The cases involve the issue of whether or not vegetarianism or veganism are philosophical beliefs and therefore qualify for protection under the Equality Act.

In the case of Conisbee, the Tribunal decided that vegetarianism does not fall within these definitions and therefore does not have protection under the Equality Act.

However, veganism does fall within the definition of philosophical as there is an underlying motivation for being vegan. Vegans do not accept the practice under any circumstances of eating meat, fish or dairy products and distinct concerns about the way animals are reared.

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 2019: UK economy stagnating as service sector slows

The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey reveals that the UK ended 2019 in…

PECT calls for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund

PECT is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.…

The Cambridge unwrap new look Ely store

On Wednesday 18 December The Cambridge welcomed guests to the reopening of its Ely store…

Countywide Scams Partnership marks first year of fighting fraudsters

Members of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership (CAPASP) met at Stanton House, Huntingdon…

Murray Edwards College is rising star in accommodation audit

A Cambridge College is celebrating being upgraded to a Four Star Campus Rating for the…

Details of train services during the Christmas period, including last trains on Christmas Eve

Rail passengers are reminded to check before they travel this Christmas and New Year so…

Proposed legislation changes to off-payroll working (IR35)

Between Brexit and the general election, parliament has been rather preoccupied. In the background, the…

Domino Printing brings a touch of Christmas Magic to Cambridge school

A group of staff from a Bar Hill-based company brought Christmas cheer to a Cambridge…

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